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Teaching Made Easy With Wikis

Sandra Porter is using a wiki with her bioinformatics class this semester and this post shows and describes some of the new pages she’s built for the site. Included are a syllabus, which she uses as a "dynamic document, making changes and adding information throughout the course," a lab activity page, a page for students to take notes, and assessment questions in a Google form.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.